CAPTAFOL JMPR 1974
The 1974 Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
referred to the Joint Meeting a question as to whether the temporary
tolerances for captafol on apricots (0.5 mg/kg) and plums (0.2 mg/kg)
reflect good agricultural practices (Alinorm 74/24, para. 57). The
recommended temporary tolerances derive from recommendations of the
1969 JMPR (FAO/WHO, 1970) and were based on residue data submitted for
USA use patterns in which applications to apricots and plums were made
102 and 141 days pre-harvest respectively. Comments from the
Netherlands to the 1974 JMPR point out that late season foliar sprays
are permitted in other countries.
RESIDUES IN FOOD AND THEIR EVALUATION
It should be noted that information was available to the 1969
JMPR that use patterns in the commodity class "fruits" included use up
to harvest and data were provided for late season use on other stone
fruits, including peaches and sour cherries. Data on late season
application to apricots and plums have still not been made available
to the 1974 JMPR. However, it would be reasonable to conclude that
residues likely to occur from late season uses on apricots and plums
would not exceed the present recommended temporary tolerances of 15
mg/kg on peaches and 10 mg/kg on sour cherries. The 1974 JMPR can
therefore recommend that the present temporary tolerances of 0.5 mg/kg
on apricots and 0.2 mg/kg on plums be increased to 15 mg/kg on
apricots and 10 mg/kg on plums.
TEMPORARY TOLERANCES mg/kg
The preceding recommendations for temporary tolerances replace
those made in 1969.
FAO/WHO (1970). 1969 Evaluations of some pesticide residues in food.
FAO/PL/1969/M/17/1; WHO/Food Add./70.38.